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Stripe-backed Moth - Arogalea cristifasciella  Hodges  #1851 - female

Stripe-backed Moth - Arogalea cristifasciella Hodges #1851 - Female
Salem, Marion County, Oregon, USA
August 10, 2008
Size: 9mm+/-

Moved to Gelechiidae
Moved from Moths.

Arogalea cristifasciella is a good guess but the am. lines form and upside down "V" whereas in this image it's a "U". I don't know if this is diagnostic but all the images in the Guide, MPG and All-leps for Arogalea cristifasciella seem to share that characteristic.

This looks somewhat like Stripe-backed Moth - Arogalea cristifasciella. I've looked at a number of images of this and none is just like this one even though the striping seems rather variable. For now, I guess I don't really know.

thanks a lot for your help.
Michel Kleinbaum

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